In brief

CAHS Spelling Champs moving on to county Bee

FLINT TWP. — Carman-Ainsworth has announced winners of its annual spelling competition. All-school Spelling Bee winners are — 10th-grader Hamza Jafari, first; 12th-grader Kristin Hawk, second and 11th-grader Josh Yang, third.

Grade level champs go on to compete in the Genesee County Spelling Bee. They are:

9th grade: 1st Jaylyn Nichols, 2nd Curtis Dyke, alternate Shayne Osborn

10th: 1st Hamza Jafari, 2nd Karisma O’Neil

11th: 1st Josh Yang

12th: 1st Kristin Hawk, 2nd Jodie Arnold, alternate Killiam Latham-Howard.

The countywide spelling bees will be held at the Erwin L. Davis Education Center

2413 W Maple Ave in Mundy Township. Grade level competitions begin Feb. 26 leading up to the championship contests on March 16. See the complete schedule at ?NID=74 — R.S.

Library hosting book sale

FLINT TWP. — Friends of McCarty Library, 2071 S. Graham Road, will hold a book sale on Friday, February 20 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and on Saturday, February 21 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Hardcover books will be priced 3 for $1 and paperbacks 5 for $1. — R.S.

Award-winning gospel group coming to church

FLINT TWP. — The Booth Brothers, a southern gospel music group, will be performing live in concert at the Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261 West Bristol Road on Saturday February 21 at 6 p.m. Tickets are now on sale to hear this award-winning trio (Ronnie, Micheal and Jim) sing. Doors will open at 5 p.m. For more information, call 800-965-9324 or visit the church web site at ( or call the church at (810-235-5671). For tickets, go to http://

Rep. Dan Kildee unveils afterschool-funding bill

FLINT — At a press conference on Tuesday, Feb. 17, Congressman Dan Kildee was to announce new legislation he will be introducing in Congress to help fund afterschool programs in Flint and other communities across the Fifth Congressional District.

Congressman Kildee’s bill would allow states greater flexibility for afterschool programs to offer students a wide array of extracurricular activities, including physical fitness, health education, art, music, STEM education and drug and violence prevention.

“Providing a safe afterschool environment will provide a productive place for kids in Flint, Saginaw and Bay City and give our children greater opportunities to succeed in the future,” Congressman Kildee said previewing the bill. — R.S.

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